Iloga is a 65-year-old married woman with eight children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu and such crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.
Iloga has requested a loan to renew her home. She will use the loan to pay for timber, cement, bricks, iron roof, and ceiling and other materials for her home improvement. She has been a member of SPBD since 2007. With her profits, Iloga hopes to expand and improve her business.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.